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Held By Taliban For 18 Months, Journalists Return Home

June 30 2011


Two French television journalists are free after being held in Afghanistan by the Taliban for 18 months, Reuters reports.

Reporter Herve Ghesquiere and cameraman Stephane Taponier were released Wednesday and arrived home on Thursday. Their Afghan interpreter was also released, according to a statement by the office of the French president.

The men were seized 37 miles outside of Kabul on Dec. 30, 2009. They reported being locked up 24 hours a day in a room with little...

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